By making arrangements in advance, you were able to express your own wishes and relieve this emotional burden from your family. By funding your funeral in advance, you also relieved the financial burden from your family. Usually, these arrangements can be reestablished with another funeral home and nearly all funding vehicles are transferable by theRead More »
What happens to the cremated remains?
There are many options to consider with a cremation. A family can choose to bury the remains in a cemetery, store and display them at home in an urn, or scatter them in a place special to the deceased. It is advisable to check local restrictions on scattering remains on public property and obtain permissionRead More »
Are the services held before or after cremation?
Services are held at the discretion of the family. Many choose to have a traditional service first, followed by the cremation.
Are special cremation containers and caskets available?
Wonderly Horvath Funeral Home & Crematory offers a wide variety of cremation containers and caskets to meet each family’s needs. Click here to view our merchandise.
What is involved in the cremation process?
Before cremation occurs, the death certificate must be completed and signed by the attending physician or medical examiner, and all civil and medical authorities must have issued all required permits. In addition, necessary authorizations to cremate must be obtained from the next of kin or authorizing person and no objections to the cremation can beRead More »
Can a funeral home assist me with Social Security benefits and Veteran death benefits?
Yes. In fact, Wonderly Horvath Funeral Home & Crematory will do more than just assist you with securing these benefits. Our staff is trained to complete all necessary paperwork to begin the benefits process and to follow through to ensure that the benefits are secured in a timely manner.
What is embalming and is it necessary before services are held?
Embalming is the temporary preservation of a deceased’s remains. It is not required by law, but is common practice when a viewing is planned.
How many types of caskets exist and why are some more expensive than others?
Caskets are made of either metal (bronze, copper, or steel) or wood. Prices vary, depending on the exterior and interior materials used. Bronze, a semiprecious metal, is more expensive than steel. Mahogany, a rare hardwood, is more expensive than the readily available softwood pine.
Can I make my funeral arrangements before I die?
Yes. Today, pre-arrangement and prepayment of funerals are becoming more common. Prearranging will provide you with more time to review your options and give you a choice in your own funeral service. Pre-arrangement will provide you with the peace of mind that everything has been taken care of, relieving your family of the emotional andRead More »
Is everything included in the price given to me by the funeral home?
All charges involving the funeral home’s services and merchandise are available from our professional staff. We will provide a general price list with all charges.
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